WESST is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Las Cruces in the US Bank building and is committed to serving emerging and existing small business owners in seven counties in southwest New Mexico, including Doña Ana, Luna, Hidalgo, Grant, Catron, Sierra, and Otero counties.
We work with businesses in all market sectors including service, technology, retail, manufacturing, and wholesale sectors — in any phase of development. We’re here to provide guidance through all aspects of planning, operating and growing a successful business.
If loans are needed, we assist clients with their loan packages including financial projections, and provide information about various loan sources within the community including our small business loan program. Established in 1995, the Las Cruces office is one of six WESST offices housing a Women’s Business Center Program (WBC), funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The WBC program was founded to foster the growth of woman-owned businesses by providing access to education, training, mentoring, business development and financing opportunities to women throughout the United States and its territories. The Women’s Business Center Program at WESST’s Las Cruces regional office offers a variety of training and consulting services geared to, but not limited to women. We understand the unique opportunities and challenges faced by women entrepreneurs and have designed special programs accordingly.